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What will I learn?


At the highest levels of sport, the smallest advantage can make the difference between a champion and a runner up. Launch your career in a $500 billion global industry and enter the next era of competitive sport.

With support from La Trobe academics and representatives from our industry partners you'll gain advanced skills in data warehousing and analytics, with a specialist focus on elite sport content. You'll study using cutting-edge tools and data sources provided by experts in the field.

Learn to recognize the opportunities in data, and to deliver insights on strategy, recruitment and performance using data visualizations taught in La Trobe's state of the art VisLabs. Armed with regular talks from leading sports analysts, you'll consistently put theory into practice with a project-based learning model designed by our industry partners:

  • Carlton F.C.
  • Melbourne City F.C.
  • Catapult
  • Optus

The Master of Sports Analytics has been designed with a range of educational and working backgrounds in mind. Whether you're an exercise science, mathematics or computer science graduate, or you're already working in the industry, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in this rapidly growing profession.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a research or practical coursework project, this will provide students with options suited to their intended career pathways.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

This course is based at the Bundoora Campus, but some subjects are taught at the City Campus.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this course will be able to seek employment with sporting clubs (community and elite) and other sporting organizations involved in the performance analysis of athletes (e.g. institutes for sport, sports academies).

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,200.00 (20,69,339) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022


La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,



3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Academic level

Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

Alternate entry

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

Specialisations (Compulsory)

Computer science and/or sport and exercise science.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017